21 Oct
"Armed conflict in the North Caucasus is the most violent in Europe today. Insurgents seeking a regional political unit founded on Sharia (Islamic law) attack Russian officials and security forces, whose main response till recently has been a tough focus on eradicating the insurgency with a massive security presence, leaving little room for dialogue."

from Crisis Group’s latest report, ”The North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (II), Islam, the Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency